Alan was ded­i­cated to com­mu­nity ‘even in his last days’

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Cllr Walters had rep­re­sented Beaconsfield since De­cem­ber 2001, serv­ing as chair­man of the coun­cil from 2010 to 2013.

More re­cently, he was chair­man of the li­cens­ing com­mit­tee, in ad­di­tion to his re­spon­si­bil­i­ties on the healthy com­mu­ni­ties pol­icy ad­vi­sory group, joint staffing com­mit­tee, the over­view and scru­tiny com­mit­tee and the over­view and scru­tiny task and fin­ish group, look­ing at home­less­ness man­age­ment.

Ap­point­ments to out­side bod­ies in­cluded Chiltern Con­ser­va­tion Board, South East Em­ploy­ers and Spring Field Farm li­ai­son com­mit­tee.

Alan was elected to Beaconsfield Town Coun­cil in May 1999, rep­re­sent­ing the town as Mayor from 2004 to 2005. He con­tin- ued to serve on the town coun­cil un­til 2015.

In May this year, he was elected to rep­re­sent Beaconsfield on Bucks County Coun­cil.

He was a great sup­porter of the Pad­stones char­ity, which aims to help home­less young peo­ple, and he chaired the suc­cess­ful fundrais­ing com­mit­tee be­hind the devel­op­ment of Beaconsfield’s new Girl Guide hut. In May 2015 he re­ceived his MBE from Prince Charles at Buck­ing­ham Palace in recog­ni­tion for his ser­vices to the com­mu­nity.

Alan lived in Tilesworth Road, Beaconsfield, and leaves his wife Sharon, with whom he had two daugh­ters, and two sons from a pre­vi­ous mar­riage.

Leader of SBDC Ralph Bagge said: “Alan was first and fore­most a fam­ily man and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time, but his com­mu­nity work was ex­tremely close to his heart and in this area he leaves a re­mark­able legacy to his beloved Beaconsfield and the wider com­mu­nity.

“He put the knowl­edge gained from his back- ground in hu­man re­source man­age­ment to good use as our coun­cil went through ma­jor trans­for­ma­tion, join­ing our ser­vices and se­nior man­age­ment with those of Chiltern District Coun­cil over the past five years.

“It is tes­ta­ment to the man he was and his ded­i­ca­tion to those he rep­re­sented that even in his last days in hospi­tal he in­sisted on keep­ing up with cor­re­spon­dence to the best of his abil­ity.

“We will miss the sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion he made to the work of SBDC and I know he will be greatly missed by the peo­ple of Beaconsfield for whom he worked so hard for many, many years.”

He was also a county coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tive on the Buck­ing­hamshire and Mil­ton Keynes Fire Au­thor­ity and was the driv­ing force be­hind re­viv­ing the Beaconsfield Fo­rum, which he saw as a good meet­ing point for com­mu­nity groups and lo­cal coun­cil­lors to work to­gether on a wide range of lo­cal is­sues.

Bucks County Coun­cil leader Martin Tett said: “I knew Alan for many years in his role at both the town and district coun­cils and al­ways ad­mired his im­mense ded­i­ca­tion to the peo­ple of Beaconsfield.

“He was a larger than life char­ac­ter with a big heart and a strong pas­sion for pub­lic ser­vice.

“Alan be­came a county coun­cil­lor at this May’s elec­tion.

“In a few short months since then he had al­ready made a im­pact.

“He will be sorely missed at the county coun­cil by all his col­leagues and friends.”

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